Remember this guy?
His amazing video went viral about two years ago and this week, it paid off once again. In 2012 he was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs and released shortly after. Earlier this year, he was signed to the Dallas Cowboys and again was released after only a couple of months. Now the Cleveland Browns have swooped up the quarterback and it looks like he may play in their regular season.
Cleveland.com reports that, "The quarterback who used to be known as “A.T.” became “Trick Shot” in Kansas City, a nickname that he concedes has resurfaced in Berea. Do players ask him to demonstrate the skills that have produced 3.4 million page views? "Yeah I have heard a few guys mention it but I try and shy away from it," Tanney said."
If you ask us, Tanney should embrace his internet fame.
Thankful for everything the Jones family and Dallas staff has done for me. Great organization. New chapter starts in Cleveland today #Browns— Alex Tanney (@AlexTanney) November 26, 2013
Cleveland fans seem pretty excited about the new addition to their team (or they're just really sick of the quarterback they already have).
Alex Tanney? Ok. Start this guy over Weeden just so we have a reason to watch.— Chad Kibler (@ckibler11) November 26, 2013
Alex Tanney will be better than Brandon Weeden. Then again, so would kidney stones.— Kyle Kramer (@KyleinClyde) November 26, 2013
Hi, @AlexTanney. Welcome to Cleveland! Love the trick shot video. Especially since we're just looking for a guy to throw to orange helmets.— NOTSCCleveland (@NOTSCCleveland) November 26, 2013
Alex Tanney better play Sunday. There is honestly nothing to lose— Mr. Ping Pong Wizard (@_Code_14) November 28, 2013
Basically the Cleveland Browns are like the real life South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs. They'll take a risk on an internet sensation just like the Mud Dogs took a risk on a crazy water boy (being a little desperate helps too). Here's hoping this risk pays off.
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